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Anyone visited this arch before?

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Offline bdann

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Anyone visited this arch before?
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:53:57 PM »
WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline Roy

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 06:02:40 PM »
I've been out there, although it's been a while, but don't recall seeing it. 

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Offline bdann

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 06:52:56 PM »
More than anything I'm curious if the guy that posted it has the location correct.  ...I guess there's one way to find out...
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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 07:00:40 PM »
I know where it is at, I found a dead Read tail hawk below it a few years ago. I dont think I have the GPS cords for it, but it is back a ways on the trail and closer the the pouroff than the trail head (a lot closer).

according to the guys map its pretty much where they map says, its eaither at that curve or the one just before it.


EDIT:

I found hte cords for it ....

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W103.39757


James
« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 07:03:06 PM by jamesb »
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Offline harold

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 07:27:39 PM »
It makes a pretty good photo-op for persons standing in the arch. You can shoot from either side of the arch depending on the light, and the climb is just a bit of a scramble. It is about 3/4 of the way to the pour-off, if I remember right.
This has been one of my must do day hikes for first time visitors, along with Grapevine Hills, Lost Mine Trail, Cattail Falls, Santa Elena Canyon, and Bouquillas Canyon. 

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Offline bdann

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 09:36:35 PM »
Thanks for the info guys...
WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline elhombre

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 10:45:58 AM »
Just wanted to add that this is a great hike for little kids.  At the end of the trail the rock is eroded into a nice 8 foot smooth slide that is fun to play on.  My little girl loved it.  We parked and walked down the creek drainage north of the marked trail and found some intesting old trash and ranch artifacts.  They were neat to discover so we left them there for future "explorers".
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Offline bbbrain

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 04:56:34 PM »
  you mean this one?
« Last Edit: December 14, 2009, 02:09:38 PM by RichardM »

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Offline KDann

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Re: Anyone visited this arch before?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 07:29:46 PM »
Yep, thats the one!

 


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